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WasteExpo's Continued Commitment to Sustainability

Shaping the Waste Industry for a Sustainable Future.

We know that sustainability is becoming increasingly important. Running WasteExpo gives us many opportunities to improve our impact environmentally, socially and economically in the regions we operate.

We want to make WasteExpo more responsible and play a role in helping the market improve its own sustainability. We do this through connecting people with networks and knowledge to help solve the big challenges in our industry.

Our Three Pledges

Inspiring Sustainable Development

Environmental Responsibility

Social Responsibility

See It In Action - Green Initiatives

WasteExpo continues to partner with GES to procure more sustainable products for the conference.

GES was the first global full-service events provider to earn both APEX/ASTM Level 2 Certification in the U.S. and ISO 20121 in the UK, with the certification renewed every two years. 


  • Pack In and Pack Out Policy
  • Waste Diversion Of 65% Or Higher
  • Recycling And Repurposing Of Signage, Furniture, Graphics, And Carpet


  • Partner With Community Organizations To Donate Materials
  • Provide Labor and In-kind Services To Those In Need
  • We Are Committed to Serving The Communities In Which We Live And Work


  • Established Criteria for Purchasing Environmentally Preferred Products
  • Encourage Sourcing Materials Locally


  • Measurement Of Energy Consumption 
  • 100% Use of Led Technology For Custom Builds

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), which operates the Las Vegas Convention Center, is committed to sustainable strategies that create superior customer experiences. Together with its resort partners’ business operations, the LVCVA is committed to minimizing waste and conserving natural resources.

Recycling bins are located throughout the venue so you’ll never have to go far to responsibly dispose of your waste. Take a moment to consider what goes where.

RECYCLING: Plastic bottles, aluminum cans, paper, glass bottles, cardboard, pamphlets, flyers
LANDFILL: Plastic utensils, chip bags, plastic wrappers, straws, plastic cups

The West Hall of the LVCC’s rooftop photovoltaic array produces more than7.55 million kWh annually – nearly 22% of its energy.

Filtered water stations will be available throughout the LVCC for you to refill bottles from.

Shuttles service will be available between the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) and WasteExpo preferred hotels. Shuttle buses will depart every 20 to 30 minutes. Please see our transporation and parking information for more details. 

The 100% electric Las Vegas Monorail elevates mobility along the Las Vegas Strip, carrying over 5 million riders annually, eliminating 27 tons of emissions and more than 2.1 million vehicle miles with its autonomous, zero-emissions trains.

The Vegas Loop tunnels beneath the LVCC to seven stops within the Strip, with electric vehicles departing every 4 to 8 minutes. The Loop creates zero emissions and zero additional surface congestion.

Tracking of sustainability metrics (such as water, energy, and waste) will be collected by Honeycomb Strategies.

WasteExpo will have ADA compliant registration desks at each location within the LVCC.

Parking spaces for the disabled for both regular vehicles and vans are available at the facilities for properly identified vehicles.

Requests for wheelchair and scooter rentals for use during shows can be made through FedEx Office located in the Grand Lobby (Central Hall) and the South Hall Lobby. Please contact FedEx Office at 1-888-441-7575 for more information.

TDDs (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) are permanently installed at various locations throughout the facilities. Directional signs are posted at every bank of pay phones or, see the Accessibility Map of each facility for their location.

What can you do?

Reduce signage waste by:

  • Encourage less printing and provide information digitally when it comes to booth literature. If must print, create reusable non-dated signs that can be used year after year.
  • Avoid foamcore signs as they CANNOT be recycled.  Instead request recyclable material such as cardboard.
  • Ask GES what options they have for sustainable booths.

Reduce booth waste by:

  • Requesting sustainable options from GES Break down ALL cardboard boxes and stack for pick up by janitorial staff.
  • Eliminate polystyrene (i.e. packing peanuts, #6 or foam plastic) from booth shipping and operations.
  • Use the stickers provided at the Exhibitor Services desk to mark your materials for donation.
  • Set a goal to leave no trace behind by shipping out all booth properties and packing materials and donating extra giveaways.

Participate in the Exhibitor Donation Program

  • Waste Expo, in conjunction with the convention center and GES, will be coordinating donation services at WasteExpo.  Why donate? Because by donating your extra exhibit material, we can work together to prevent goods from going to waste, or entering landfills, while saving money on shipping! Goods donated will be picked up by Habitat for Humanity, benefitting the local community. Acceptable materials include: tables, chairs, bookcases, décor and accessories, and more.  Fill out the donation form or contact Corey Clark at cclark@hcsustainability for more information.    

DON’T FORGET - Train all booth staff on sustainable booth operations including: waste management, nightly shut-down plans, post-event donations, and the sustainable attributes of the booth.

Travel Sustainably by:

  • Offset your own travel by selecting the offset package during registration.
  • Choose a SmartWay™-certified hauler at no additional cost to ensure your transportation company is practicing sustainable shipping.
  • Bring reusable water bottles to refill at show while onsite.

While onsite: We are working hard to help reduce the impacts WasteExpo has on the environment.  But we need your help!

  • Make sure to download the WasteExpo mobile app instead of taking a map.
  • Remember to turn off lights when leaving your hotel room.
  • Participate in your hotel's Linen Reuse Program. Did you know that you can often earn Rewards points for participating? Ask your hotel about their specific awards incentives!
  • Ask for a recycling bag for your hotel room if one isn’t in place.
  • Take advantage of the free hotel shuttle to/from the airport and walk to the convention center if possible! 
  • Make sure to use the proper Recycling and Compost bins at the convention center. Look before you throw!
  • Use a refillable water bottle and coffee cup.
  • Take only what you need at events.
  • Choose to eat vegetarian or vegan at least one meal per day, or make the commitment to eat meat free all week!
  • Donate left over conference materials and items at show close.

How Our Commitment Works

1. Inspiring Sustainable Development

Our first aim is for our events to inspire sustainable development.

This is about the sustainability of the industry that our event serves. With focus on our content and partnerships, we inspire our attendees, exhibitors and event teams to deliver a sustainable event.

2. Running an Environmentally Responsible Event

Our second aim is to run our events in an environmentally responsible manner.

The key is considering how we can reduce our carbon footprint through energy efficiency, consideration of our energy use, waste reduction and our procurement choices.

3. Running a Socially Responsible Event

Our third aim is to run our events in a socially responsible manner.

This requires us to think about the impact we have on the local community and whether we are being a good neighbor. It also includes how we consider the welfare of everyone at our events, how we do business in an ethical and safe manner and how we promote equality and accessibility.